Netflix Sets February 1 to Debut “House of Cards”

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Netflix tooks it first tentative steps into the world of original programming with Lilyhammer, a series developed in conjunction with a Norweigan production company. However, Netflix also has a couple of series coming up that the company has taken on all by itself. The first up will be House of Cards. Backed by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, Netflix made headlines when it reportedly outbid HBO for the series. Today, Netflix announced that House of Cards will premiere on February 1, 2013. It means that the series is coming in a bit later than anticipated, but the Hollywood trade press hasn’t been full of reports of disaster on the set, so hopefully this is just a sign that Netflix is adding some polish to ensure that House of Cards provides the credential and subscriber-building push the company is hoping for. Of course, if House of Cards falls flat, there is always Arrested Development to look forward to.

While Netflix has built its streaming service on content previously available elsewhere, its dive into exclusive original content begins in earnest February 1st of next year. That’s when the David Fincher-directed House of Cards series that it reportedly outbid the likes of HBO and AMC for will debut, with all 13 episodes immediately available for streaming in all of Netflix’s service areas. 


  • Wish they told more about

    Wish they told more about what House of Cards is going to be about. There was a british show by the same name that is excellent and streaming now on Netflix.

    • My understanding is that it

      My understanding is that it is based on the BBC series, but set in the modern-day US instead of post-Tatcher England. I would assume that it will take place during a presidential election given the British novel and series were all about trying to become Primer Minister, but I suppose the story could be moved out of the polical realm entirely. It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine the story working in corporate politics as well, though the new poster image certainly comes off more D.C. political than Wall Street political.